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The Enemy Too Close to Home
How bizarre a book isThe Enemy At Home, Dinesh D’Souza’s new screed insisting the left is responsible for Islamic extremism? Pretty bizarre. The book’s argument,according to theTimesis that “1) that the American left is allied to the Islamic radical movement to undermine the Bush White House and American foreign policy; and 2) that ‘the left is the primary reason for Islamic anti-Americanism…’ because ‘liberals defend and promote values that are controversial in America and deeply revolting to people in traditional societies, especially in the Muslim world.’”
Follow that? The left is allies with Islamic extremists because the extremists hate the left. Just like Dinesh D’Souza. “[W]hen it comes to core beliefs,” he writes, “I’d have to confess that I’m closer to the dignified fellow in the long robe and prayer beads than to the slovenly fellow with the baseball cap [Michael Moore].”
In other words, it sounds like the right is allied with Islamic extremists in hating the liberal elements of American culture. What to do about this is left as an exercise to the reader.
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February  8, 2007